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Midnight Cowboy

Pictures like Midnight Cowboy pulled everyone my age group into the movies, while the entire older generation likely stopped going to movies altogether. John Schlesinger’s masterpiece can boast a number of firsts, and deserves the high praise it receives from every angle — this was the epitome of progressive filmmaking circa 1969.

Midnight Cowboy

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The Criterion Collection 925

1969 / Color / 1:85 widescreen/ 113 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 29, 2018 / 39.95

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Anthony Holland, Bob Balaban, Viva, Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Paul Morrissey, Pat Ast, Marlene Clark, Sandy Duncan, M. Emmet Walsh.

Cinematography: Adam Holender

Film Editor: Hugh A. Robertson

Production Design: John Robert Lloyd

Original Music: John Barry

Written by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy

Produced by Jerome Hellman, Kenneth Utt

Directed by John Schlesigner

Midnight Cowboy is perhaps the
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‘Love, Simon’ Stars Say Gay Teen Romance Will Save Lives

‘Love, Simon’ Stars Say Gay Teen Romance Will Save Lives
Love, Simon” is a film of important milestones. Namely, it’s the first mainstream studio romantic comedy told from the perspective of a gay teen. But perhaps the most extraordinary thing about the Fox release is that it’s so ordinary. It’s a classic high school tale — one that minted millions for John Hughes — set in the kind of anywhere suburbia that most viewers will instantly recognize. It’s a fluffier kind of polemic.

Still, the historic nature of “Love, Simon” was front of mind at a tastemaker screening at New York City’s Landmark at 57 West on Thursday night.

“Moviegoers want to see their stories represented onscreen,” said Nick Robinson, who plays the title character, a well-liked teenager who is hiding the fact that he’s gay. “Hopefully, this is not the last. Hopefully, this is the first of many films that show a broader section of life.
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The Clapper – Review

Ed Helm (center, with hat) as Eddie and Tracy Morgan (to right) as Chris, in The Clapper. Photo courtesy of Momentum Pictures ©

The Clapper is an indie film about a different side of Hollywood, a kind of romantic comedy about an anonymous worker in Los Angeles who ekes out a living as a paid face in the crowd for audiences for infomercials. It is a job kind of like a movie extra but ranked much lower, as clappers are impersonating ordinary people in audiences in advertisements impersonating television programs. Clappers are part of the background that creates the illusion that producers are selling to their real audience.

Director Dito Montiel adapted the script from his novel “Eddie Krumble is the Clapper,” his second book after “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” which was also made into an indie film.. The story is semi-autobiographical, based on Montiel’s experiences after moving to L.
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Jackson Hunsicker, 'Ten Little Indians' Screenwriter, Dies at 69

Jackson "Jackie" Hunsicker, who co-wrote the screenplay for Ten Little Indians, which starred Donald Pleasence and Brenda Vaccaro in a 1989 big-screen adaptation of the famed Agatha Christie novel, has died. She was 69.

Hunsicker died Friday in Studio City after a recurring battle with cancer, her cousin Ned Nalle announced.

Hunsicker also wrote and directed The Frog Prince (1988), starring Helen Hunt, and Oddball Hall (1990), a comedy starring Don Ameche and Burgess Meredith. Those films, as well as Ten Little Indians, were made for the Cannon Group.

She also wrote for the 1995 ABC series The Marshal, starring...
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Jackson Hunsicker, 'Ten Little Indians' Screenwriter, Dies at 69

Jackson Hunsicker, 'Ten Little Indians' Screenwriter, Dies at 69
Jackson "Jackie" Hunsicker, who co-wrote the screenplay for Ten Little Indians, which starred Donald Pleasence and Brenda Vaccaro in a 1989 big-screen adaptation of the famed Agatha Christie novel, has died. She was 69.

Hunsicker died Friday in Studio City after a recurring battle with cancer, her cousin Ned Nalle announced.

Hunsicker also wrote and directed The Frog Prince (1988), starring Helen Hunt, and Oddball Hall (1990), a comedy starring Don Ameche and Burgess Meredith. Those films, as well as Ten Little Indians, were made for the Cannon Group.

She also wrote for the 1995 ABC series The Marshal, starring...
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Gypsy: Cancelled by Netflix; No Season Two for Psychological Thriller Series

It looks like the Gypsy TV show won't have a happy ending. The psychological thriller TV show has been cancelled by Netflix after one season of 10 episodes. The entire first season was released on June 30th.Gypsy centers on Manhattan psychologist Jean Holloway (Naomi Watts). Despite her seemingly perfect life with her husband Michael (Billy Crudup), Jean starts to form inappropriate, intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As the boundaries between her professional life and personal fantasies crumble, her desires push her to sink to new lows. Jean is in danger of completely losing touch with reality. The rest of the cast includes Sophie Cookson, Lucy Boynton, Karl Glusman, Melanie Liburd, Poorna Jagannathan, Brenda Vaccaro, and Brooke Bloom. Read More…
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‘Gypsy’ Spoiler Review: Let’s Talk About That Ending, Bad Binge Habits, and Naomi Watts’ Worst Character Ever

‘Gypsy’ Spoiler Review: Let’s Talk About That Ending, Bad Binge Habits, and Naomi Watts’ Worst Character Ever
Heading into “Gypsy,” the new Netflix original series starring Naomi Watts, there was a lot to be excited about. Watts, first and foremost, was the main reason to anticipate the 10-episode “psychological thriller,” but the first season also stars the great, under-appreciated talent of Billy Crudup, an actor who’s given the best supporting performances of his career in female-centered films like “20th Century Women” and “Jackie.”

And “Gypsy” is a story driven by women: Watts carries the weight of the series as Jean Holloway, but she’s surrounded by a largely female cast and crew: Sophie Cookson, as the mysterious love interest, Sidney; Lucy Boynton as Jean’s troubled patient, Allison; Poorna Jagannathan as Jean’s best friend and co-worker, Larin; Brenda Vaccaro as a worried mother and patient named Claire, and, of course, series creator Lisa Rubin and premiere director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

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Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Dramas That You Need to Watch

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As viewers embrace the idea that TV has firmly become a year-round event, the prospects of television dramas in the summer are better than they’ve ever been. No longer just a time for blockbusters in giant multiplexes, the small screen’s gotten into the summer game.

With that extra attention to the summer schedule, there’s a chance for new shows on new networks to make a play for your TV watching attention.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Comedies Worth Watching

IndieWire has put together a list of 20 TV dramas that should be on your must-see calendar for the rest of the summer. Some of these are the familiar conversation-starters, but others are brand-new titles that could make a dent in the warmest months of the year.

As we did for our summer comedy preview earlier this week, we’ve included the networks and premiere dates,
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Naomi Watts : "Gypsy"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the 'psychological thriller' dramatic TV series "Gypsy", created by Lisa Rubin, starring Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Lucy Boynton, Karl Glusman, Melanie Liburd, Poorna Jagannathan, Brenda Vaccaro and Brooke Bloom, debuting the first of a ten episode season, starting June 30, 2017 on Netflix:

"...'Jean Holloway' (Watts) is a married therapist...

"...who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives"..."

The first 2 episodes are directed by executive producer Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Gypsy"...
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Netflix drama series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts, gets a first trailer

Author: Scott Davis

Earlier this month, Netflix unveiled the first look at their new drama series Gypsy – and today, the subscription service has released the first trailer for the show, which you can view below!

Oscar Nominee Naomi Watts (The Book of Henry, Mullholland Drive) leads the show as a therapist who starts to become obsessed with her patient’s lives and in doing so, her own personal life begins to unravel with her husband (Crudup) and her family. Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant), Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street), Karl Glusman (The Neon Demon) and Brenda Vaccaro co-star while Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson directs the firs two episodes.

With this and many others, Netflix is set to enjoy its biggest year yet – with the return of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black in the next month, as well as new
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‘The Clapper’ Interviews: Tracy Morgan, Brenda Vaccaro and more

Previously, we sat down in an exclusive interview with The Clapper writer (of the novel and film) and director Dito Montiel and star Russell Peters. Here are other interviews we grabbed with Tracy Morgan, Brenda Vaccaro, and Russell Peters as well.

The Clapper held its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on April 23rd in New York where actors and even guest stars (cough, Mark Cuban, cough) lined the red carpet. The film follows Eddie Krumble, a professional audience clapper in a talk show who loses his job and reevaluates his life. Ed Helms stars as Krumble opposite Amanda Seyfried, who plays his love interest Judy, with his nemisis Jayme Stillerman played by Russell Peters and his mother played by Brenda Vaccaro. Among the rest of the cast include P.J. Byrne, Adam Levine, Leah Ramini, and even Alan Thicke’s last film.

You can check out the interviews we
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Netflix debuts first look at new original series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts

Author: Scott Davis

Netflix continues to go from strength to strength and 2017 could be the subscription service’s biggest year yet with a huge slate of releases coming our way, including new show Gypsy. As well as the return of such shows as House of Cards (end of May), Stranger Things (Halloween) and Orange is the New Black (June), we also have some new films and shows on their way for our viewing pleasure.

Both Brad Pitt (War Machine, which debuts this month) and Will Smith (Bright, set for release later in the year and directed by David Ayer) have new films debuting directly on the service (which are reportedly the biggest budgeted projects the service has ever produced), and new shows such as Girlboss (starring Britt Robertson), Glow (starring Alison Brie, debuting next month) and 13 Reasons Why taking the internet by storm. And their next show could be just
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Netflix gives us a first look at new 10-part series Gypsy with Naomi Watts

Netflix have given us our very first look at their upcoming ten part original series Gypsy, which stars Naomi Watts as a therapist who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.

Gypsy also stars Billy Crudup (Spotlight), Sophie Cookson (Kingsman), Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express), Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals), Melanie Liburd (Dark Matter), Poorna Jagganthan, and Brenda Vaccaro.

Gypsy is a female-driven psychological thriller that follows a therapist who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As she transgresses professional lines, she begins to jeopardize the very fabric of her personal life. The series stars Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Lucy Boynton, Karl Glusman. Sam Taylor-Johnson directed the first 2 episodes and the series is created by Lisa Rubin.

Gypsy arrives on the streaming service soon. Here’s your first look.

The post Netflix
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Tribeca 2017 Exclusive Interview: Dito Montiel & Russell Peters of ‘The Clapper’

The Clapper tells the story of Eddie Krumble, a professional audience clapper in a talk show who loses his job and reevaluates his life. The film stars Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Peters, Tracy Morgan, Alan Thicke (his last film), Brenda Vaccaro, Pj Byrne, and more. Dito Montiel directed the film as well as writing the screenplay, based off his novel, Eddie Krumble is the Clapper.

We got an exclusive sit down with both Montiel and Peters at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where the film had its world premiere on April 23. Read our interview below and be sure to check back for video interviews with Tracy Morgan, Brenda Vaccaro, and Russell Peters.

What was it like working with Tracy after Son of No One?

Dito: We stayed friends and the accident was of course terrifying and I was sure that he would die. Just hearing about how terrible it was.
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Tribeca 2017 Slideshow: Tracy Morgan and Sting on the Red Carpet for 'The Clapper'

Previous | Image 1 of 7 | NextTracy Morgan on the Red Carpet at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

New York City – The Red Carpet is always a wild ride with the free-wheeling Tracy Morgan. He was at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival representing his role in the new film “The Clapper,” starring Ed Helms and featuring Brenda Vaccaro, who also walked the carpet. Joining them were surprise guests Mark Cuban and the musician known as Sting.

The Clapper” is directed by Dito Montiel, from his novel, and stars Helms as a down-and-out divorced man, who moves to Los Angeles and becomes a professional audience member for various shows, with Tracy Morgan portraying his best friend. When the “Clapper” finally meets the girl of his dreams (Amanda Seyfried), his life as an audience professional is about to be exposed by the producer (Adam Levine) of a notorious talk show.

Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com was at the Red Carpet opening,
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Win a ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ signed poster

A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family’s legacy in Laika’s newest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award®-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls is out now on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Ultimate Laika Collection box-set will be released on the same date.

To celebrate, we are giving away an official poster signed by director Travis Knight and Blu-ray, with two runner up Blu-ray prizes.

Hailed as “an exquisite, beautiful film,” (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood) Kubo and the Two Strings has captivated audiences of all ages, earning an extraordinary 97% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed films of the year!

From acclaimed animation studio Laika comes an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy
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Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Preview Teases Epic Samurai Action | Exclusive

Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Preview Teases Epic Samurai Action | Exclusive
Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey shares his thoughts about the critically-acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings, the latest animated adventure from Laika, in our exclusive preview, with the movie debuting on Blu-ray and DVD today. The actor, who provides the voice of Beetle in the movie, reveals that the movie is about family, love and trust. We also hear from Laika co-founder Travis Knight, who makes his directorial debut with Kubo and the Two Strings.

This preview, which comes courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, showcases footage from the movie, along with interviews from some of the key players who helped bring this story to life. Travis Knight, who produced ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls before directing Kubo and the Two Strings, reveals that they always try to tell unique stories at Laika, which aren't typically told through stop motion animation. We also hear from writer/producer Chris Butler, who states that this
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Kubo And The Two Strings Blu-ray

A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family’s legacy in Laika’s newest film, Kubo And The Two Strings The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls is now available on Blu-ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “an exquisite, beautiful film,” (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood) Kubo and the Two Strings has captivated audiences of all ages, earning an extraordinary 97% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed films of the year!

Now you can own the Kubo And The Two Strings Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 8 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a message below and tell us what your favorite film from Laika Studios is (Mine is Paranorman). It’s so easy!

We’ll pick the winner next week.
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Blu-ray Review – Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kubo and the Two Strings, 2016.

Directed by Travis Knight

Featuring the voice talents of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, George Takei, Brenda Vaccaro, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ralph Fiennes and Rooney Mara.

Synopsis:

Kubo and the Two Strings arrives in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD set that features the movie in high-def and standard-def, along with a smattering of bonus features that touch on the making of this extraordinary animated film but unfortunately don’t dig too deep.

There may be nothing new under the sun, but there are still plenty of new ways to approach old ideas. That’s what the team at Laika did when they created Kubo and the Two Strings, an inventive stop-motion animated film that combines a unique visual style with a story that hits many familiar beats but does so with engaging characters.

Like many who have heeded the call to adventure in stories throughout history,
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Giveaway: Win ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

Earlier this year the latest feature-length film from studio Laika, Kubo and the Two Strings, was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and audiences alike.

The stunning stop-motion animated film featuring the voice work of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ralph Fiennes, Brenda Vaccaro and Rooney Mara was recently released on home video and we have an extra copy of the Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack that will be awarded to one lucky reader randomly selected as the winner of this contest.

For a chance to win Kubo and the Two Strings simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to participate.
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